Can i receive a tax deduction on clothing purchased for work?
I am a store manager of a womens boutique. Dress code is somewhat strict. You must represent what is "in" the store today. When the seasons change, so does my wardrobe!
Asked By: email@example.com - 2/12/2007
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No you can not deduct the clothing that you purchased as "workrelated" Per Publication 529... More
Answered By: Rob - 2/12/2007
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No. Not unless the clothing CAN NOT be worn for any other purpose, such as mechanic's coveralls, security uniforms, etc.
Answered By: Kishimojun - 2/12/2007
Only clothing that cannot be worn outside of the work environment may be deducted. That's clearly not the case in your situation so no deduction is allowed. Ignore the answer below. Maybe he has deductible "uniforms" but you most certainly don't.
Answered By: bostonianinmo - 2/12/2007
What do you mean no? Sure you can. I do. I just got done filing my taxes and included my work clothing, which I labeled 'uniforms' as a deductible, just like I did last year... More
Answered By: Big Bull - 2/12/2007
Big Bull is, wrong and the other responders are right - he might be doing it, and lots of illegal deductions slip by for awhile, but it isn't legal. You can only deduct clothing expenses for items that are NOT suitable for wearing outside of work, and it doesn't sound like yours qualify.
Answered By: Judy - 2/12/2007
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